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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:45 AM

Why I go to Freeperville (beyond the rubbernecking aspect)

I go there because I want to know precisely what they're saying about this issue or that person. Unlike some here I do think the freeps are representative of millions and millions of repukes. I actually think one can learn by riffing through the posts there. Are they getting on board with Romney? What issue will the tea party hone in on? How much of a role does racism play with regards to the President? (A fuck of a lot).

I wish I just believed that they were just the stereotypical teenager in the basement eating cheetos, but I think they're representative of the base of the repuke party.

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Reply Why I go to Freeperville (beyond the rubbernecking aspect) (Original post)
cali Jun 2012 OP
hlthe2b Jun 2012 #1
uponit7771 Jun 2012 #2
Erose999 Jun 2012 #3
Puzzledtraveller Jun 2012 #4
Fawke Em Jun 2012 #9
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #16
NNN0LHI Jun 2012 #5
cali Jun 2012 #11
Arkansas Granny Jun 2012 #21
NNN0LHI Jun 2012 #29
abelenkpe Jun 2012 #6
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #19
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2012 #31
datasuspect Jun 2012 #7
cali Jun 2012 #13
datasuspect Jun 2012 #28
southernyankeebelle Jun 2012 #8
Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2012 #10
FSogol Jun 2012 #12
TheKentuckian Jun 2012 #14
GarroHorus Jun 2012 #15
leftynyc Jun 2012 #17
SalviaBlue Jun 2012 #22
leftynyc Jun 2012 #26
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #18
coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #20
RagAss Jun 2012 #23
ecstatic Jun 2012 #24
SpartanDem Jun 2012 #25
libtodeath Jun 2012 #27
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2012 #30
datasuspect Jun 2012 #32

Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:50 AM

1. I prefer to think they are the minority of Rethugs... otherwise, it is like admitting...

we are all living in an insane asylum.... Thank gawd for self-denial.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:50 AM

2. I often go to Hannity.com...more moderate (aka a little less racist) than Freeperville

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:51 AM

3. The comments page of my local newspaper reads just like Freep. Even some taglines and such from


Freep are repeated there. Freep is a pretty accurate representation of the GOP base, IMO. They're the most vocal ones, but the rank and file feel the same way but don't express it as loudly.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:08 PM

4. I think they are too radical, extreme and inflexible

that is also what has become of the majority of tea party supporters, so that any common ground becomes impossible. I say this as a former republican, it is also what worries me about the extremism and equally inflexible nature of the far left. So I am a democrat now, and intended to stay that way, I favor capitalism with sensible regulations, a firm safety net, a revised tax code, non interventionist, reasonable immigration policy, serious look at drug law, personal freedom of choice, be it abortion, 32 soft drinks, also getting government out of peoples bedrooms, marriages. Pretty centrist to sum it up, but increasingly harder to find on the right. So here I am. Against the ACA mandate, but not the premise, would support loosening medicaid eligibility to pick up the ininsured who would have no way of paying for ANY health insurance, much less a penalty for not carrying it. Support incentives to move industry back to US, like subsidizing health care cost for employees of major factories and plants that move back to US, among other creative incentives. There is more, but I have to get back to work.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:07 PM

9. Most of us here agree with you with the exception of the mandates.

I would venture that most of us wanted a public option instead of health INSURANCE regulation, but regulation is what we got.

The problem with your premise is this: without the mandates, the prescribed (no pun intended) service of mingling healthy people with sick people to bring down costs won't work. I think most of us would agree that it's sad that we, as a country, have been so bullied by the insurance industry that we keep having to fund them, but the basic premise of mandates, in this case, is necessary.

BTW, I think the ACA DOES pick up more of the uninsured who have no way of paying for it, while still providing subsidies in the form of tax breaks for those who can't QUITE afford it without the subsidies.

In any case, most of your positions aren't "centrist." They're very much liberal.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:29 PM

16. "The extremism and equally inflexible nature of the far left" - Sorry, but I

 

have to charge you with engaging in false equivalence there. There has been no meaningful 'far left' in this country since the late 40s, when HUAC and then McCarthyism smashed it. I wish there were a vibrant and robust 'far left' here and its rennaiscance may still happen in my lifetime. But I'm not holding my breath.

As one example, the Peace and Freedom Party-endorsed candidate for California Senator, Marsha Feinland, received only 1.2% of the vote in the June primary, running against a troglodyte liek Feinstein and even more reprehensible specimens for the Repigs. And Feinland is only moderately left, not 'far left.'

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:43 PM

5. I don't visit there much but I am curious if they "Are they getting on board with Romney?"

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:04 PM

11. despite rimjob's demand that they hate on Romney, they are.

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Response to cali (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:41 PM

21. He had to back down on that when it became clear that Romney would be the

Republican candidate. Now it's defeat Obama at any cost.

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Response to cali (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:03 AM

29. Thank you for the info

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:47 PM

6. My mom is a freeper/birther/tealoon

Same with my brother, cousins, uncle. My sister is a Ron Paul nut. (Equally loathsome in my mind) They are suddenly all offended about drones, believe the president is building camps for dissenters and is already confiscating cash and gold.
They think that liberals are on a massive spending spree making the government huge, that hyper inflation is right around the corner, and that while forwarding me every vile, bigoted piece of email about the administration that liberals are racists for bringing up race.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:32 PM

19. Sigh! We can choose our friends (and our spouses\sig others), but we cannot

 

choose our families.

My family are leftists, so I'm blessed there. But I grew up in the Bible Belt, so feel a certain kinship with you.;

I'm glad you escaped the dark side and have found a refuge here.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:15 AM

31. Same with my inlaws..But what is really bad is that there is no source that they believe. With the

advent of the internet, there is now a general belief that everything on the internet is BS.
Everything on CNN and MSNBC is BS and slanted and untrue. So, you can never prove the BS THEY
say is wrong. Fox promotes this attitude too. They are always running stories about how
the internet is a bad thing. That's part of the plan - to keep people from researching their BS
so they and Rush can spew unfounded shit and propaganda. My father in law refuses to let
his tv land on MSNBC, like it will blow up if it does

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:49 PM

7. Waste of time

 

you'd get more edification listening to city bus self-talkers or hanging out at the heroin detox center if you want crazy.

nothing a freeper says is valid: everything they say is a lie.

you filthy yourself by exposing yourself to it.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:05 PM

13. nope. you're wrong. they represent millions of voters.

and they vocalize what others think.

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Response to cali (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:02 AM

28. and what will that and .25 get you in your day-to-day life?

 

a steaming pile of nothing.

money wins.

end of story.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:52 PM

8. You my friend are very brave. I just can't make it pass the first nasty comment about the president

 

and I want to thank you for being brave going there are reporting back what is going on the crazy train. I just can't do it. It upsets me way to much. God bless you for doing it. You must have a shell of a turtle.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:12 PM

10. People used to pay to visit asylums. Freeperville puts on their show for free.

Although, the entertainment value is lessened by the disgust factor.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:05 PM

12. So, what's the answer: "Are they getting on board with Romney?"

Enquiring Minds Want to Know.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:23 PM

14. After a few decades of observation I have learned that observation is meaningless

they are more predictable than the rising of the sun.

Watching the money is far more important than the howlings of the powerless fuckwits that think they are next in line for membership in the 1%, theocrats, cowards, and a bunch of racists.

When was the last substantive surprise or insight gleaned from these fucks?

Nothing wrong with peeking in on them and making some fun or highlighting their shitty character but let's not pretend it is a learning experience unless one has a highly limited and rather naive imagination.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:26 PM

15. Sadly, it looks like the majority are getting on board with Romney

 

It seems to me they prefer the white anti-Christian Leftist Socialist Mormon (pretty much their description) over the black anti-Christian Leftist Socialist Nazi Muslim (whatever the fuck that's supposed to mean).

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:30 PM

17. Then why is Romney the candidate?

The freepers hated/hate/will always hate Romney and yet there he is. I think they represent the teabaggers but not the party as a whole.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:46 PM

22. Well, the leader of the party (Grover Norquist)

is on the record saying:

"All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate."

I guess rMoney fits as this kind of "leader." He will do as he is told: Sign here.

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Response to SalviaBlue (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 07:48 AM

26. That doesn't explain why the rank and file

who make up the primary voters put in Romney - I think it was the electibility question (the rest were simply too insane to be the general election candidate).

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:31 PM

18. I go there to see what they are thinking. n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:37 PM

20. You are performing a valuable public service and I thank you for it. Sun Tzu, in

 

The Art of War, says it is vitally important to know one's enemy. I may have to join you in your jaunts to the dark side for that very reason. (Don't know why I never considered doing it before now.)

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:43 PM

23. They cry out for mandatory THC !

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:48 PM

24. I do it too sometimes, but usually only when their side

has a major setback. FAUX News is completely unwatchable now, even for entertainment, but I look forward to checking them and the freepers out when Pres. Obama wins the next election.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:34 PM

25. You and other DUers should check out the website Freeper Madness

it's daily cliff notes gems from the the Freepers.

like this one from Monday:
No woman wants to be submissive to a weak man - she wants to be submissive to a strong man. So, for the man/woman marriage dynamic to work properly, the man must remain strong and dominant at all times (which is hard work) so that the woman will engage her naturally submissive tendencies and will be happy doing

http://vikingkitties.blogspot.com/

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 07:54 AM

27. Freepers/cavers and all the rest are nothing but hateful,racist

loudmouth cowards that are too stupid to realize those they love laugh at their idiocy for voting against their best interests.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:07 AM

30. I have always agreed with this idea! I wish we could get beyond the immediate dismissal of

ideas by pouncing on posts and focusing on the messenger and debate the ideas and causes.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:36 AM

32. you cannot reason and debate with insane people and liars

 

at best you can engage in sophistry.

these people are willingly brainwashed and have no firm grasp of reality. any effort to discuss is wasted with foxbots.

they need to be dealt with in terms they understand: harshness, abuse, and outright hostility.

diplomacy will not work with the current crop of extremist right wingers. they need to be shamed and humiliated before they slither back into their bircher holes.

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